Welcome! We are glad you are interested in pursuing study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Follow our 8 Steps to become a UW-Madison student. Step 1 is admission! You can find out how to apply at the Admissions website. UW-Madison admits international students through many different offices across campus.
- current and graduated high school (secondary school) students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree (undergraduate student)
- current college/university (tertiary school) students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree (undergraduate transfer student)
Graduate Admissions Office serves:
- current and graduated college/university students seeking to earn a master’s or doctoral degree (graduate student)
Professional graduate education includes:
- students seeking credit that does not earn a UW-Madison degree
- students on a formal exchange program between their current university and UW-Madison
- students seeking a capstone certificate. Currently, four of these certificates will provide a F-1 visa for study including: Computer Sciences, Actuarial Science, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Geographic Information Systems.
- Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program
International Student Services (ISS) serves F-1/J-1 international students once they have been admitted to a program of study. In the meantime, please direct your questions to the admitting office through which you will apply. ISS is not involved in the admissions process and cannot answer questions about your application or materials.